8.3 Abbreviations and signs

 

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The abbreviations in music are of two kinds, namely, abbreviations of terms relating to musical expression, and the true musical abbreviations by the help of which certain passages, chords, etc., may be notated in a shortened form.

Signs

 

glissando glissando Ch.8.3 Abbreviations and signs | Musictheory.education glissando (gliss.) a continuous slide upwards or downwards between two notes
15ma 15ma Ch.8.3 Abbreviations and signs | Musictheory.education quindecima play the notes two octaves (15 notes) higher than written.